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Pellegrini: We were better than Brighton

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that he was frustrated after his side failed to beat Brighton, a game which he feels like they deserved to win.

The Hammers went into the game on the crest of a wave, having beaten Everton, drawn against Chelsea and then putting Manchester United to the sword in their last three Premier League outings.

Those results meant that confidence was high going into the game, and that translated to domination on the pitch, as they were superior in virtually ever statistic, apart for the one that counts, the scoreline.

However, a 25th minute strike for the evergreen Glenn Murray gave the Seagulls all three points and only strengthened the AmEx’s growing reputation as somewhat of a fortress.

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Speaking after the game, former Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini said his side tried to play football…

“Frustrated because I think we do the things to win the game, we had three clear chances to score and didn’t. They had one chance in the first half and then defended. We deserved more,” he told Sky Sports.

“The first 35 minutes we were not at the pace needed, especially to fight the second balls.

“Marko Arnautovic was not injured. He was able to play without any problem.

“The team is in progress. Today we didn’t play a bad game, we were better than Brighton, but with eight games played we don’t have too many points. We must continue improving.”

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